27 Apr '15, 4pm

RMI Guide Dave Hahn checked in from Base Camp recounting today's events. #NepalQuake #Everest2015

RMI Guide Dave Hahn checked in from Base Camp recounting today's events. #NepalQuake #Everest2015

At Camp One, we were up before dawn, boiling cups of instant coffee and hurriedly packing. It wasn’t going to be an ideal scenario, by any means… Being “rescued” from 20,000 ft on Mount Everest, along with perhaps 180 of our closest friends… But we weren’t likely to get any better offers… The Icefall Route that should have been a two hour descent to Basecamp was decidedly out of order and couldn’t be fixed while the earth was still shaking. We got out in the cold shadows in our down suits and thankfully saw clear and calm conditions. Perhaps we all did have a chance to escape the Western Cwm. It seemed unlikely that ninety plus landings and take offs -at what was a record breaking rescue altitude for helicopters only twenty years ago- could be accomplished without chaos or catastrophe… or at least unworkable delay, but sure enough, the first B3 powered on in at 6 AM and th...

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